Missouri Southern State University in Joplin has implemented its new campus-wide, one-card program utilizing the CBORD Group’s CS Gold that will power door access, dining purchases, snack/beverage vending, printing, bookstore purchases, health center charges, recreation center privileges and other transactions across campus.
Previously, the school’s magnetic stripe ID card was used only for identification and dining purchases. With the implementation of CS Gold, the school opted for contactless HID iCLASS credentials, improving security and convenience with its tap and go functionality.
“We saw this as a chance to invest in emerging technologies which we expect to become even more pervasive in the coming years,” said Jeff Gibson, the university’s director of budgeting and operations. “We looked at multiple vendors, and we were most comfortable with the line of CBORD products available to us. Particularly after deciding to move forward with HID Global’s iCLASS technology, we felt CBORD could best meet our needs.”
“Yesterday’s student IDs that were used just to enter a campus building or earn a discount now function as integrated cards for security and commerce,” said Mark Doi, director of education market strategies for HID Global. “HID is pleased to see our iCLASS smart card technology optimized as a single-credential solution that improves cost efficiencies for the university while simplifying campus life for students.”
“CS Gold’s campus card management software, combined with the added security and convenience of iCLASS credentials, creates a campus solution that is a sound investment now and into the future,” said Cindy McCall, CBORD’s vice president of marketing.